E D U C A T I O N
MASTER OF SCIENCE
Sardar Patel University
**** – 2006
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Sardar Patel University
2001 – 2004
L A B O R A T O R Y C H E M I S T ( O I L & G A S ) 647-***-****
Mississauga, ON, CA
P R O F E S S I O N A L P R O F I L E
Results-oriented Laboratory Chemist with more than 14 years of experience spearheading the overall refinery laboratory operations and quality assurance of samples. Solid expertise in planning and commissioning of new projects and instruments, analyzing and certifying refinery products aligned with international standard procedures. Excellent leadership skills including managing, training and mentoring laboratory teams. Business communicator continually focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across business lines to drive positive change.
C A R E E R H I G H L I G H T S
Spearheaded the commissioning of the Base Oil Unit (BOU) at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Refining. It included identifying the requirement of laboratory infrastructure and instruments, procurement, allotment of manpower, attending contractor meetings and coordination with Production Planning and Process Engineering for product specification and sampling schedules.
Provided suggestion and laboratory blending data to reduce the limits of Research Octane Number (RON) of gasoline products for Multi- function pipeline transfers at ADNOC Refining resulting in reduction of Quality Give Away (QGA) and increasing profit.
Acted as laboratory focal point during the plant design modification of BOU at ADNOC refining for production of 8cSt to meet international market demands and at Nyara Energy Limited, during the modification of Diesel Hydrodesulfurization (DHDS) unit to meet BS-III and BS-IV sulfur specification.
Initiated the implementation of Statistical Quality Control (SQC) charts at ADNOC Refining to ensure the optimum accuracy of the reported results.
Attended 4 external customer complaints regarding product quality. It included visiting the customer testing facility as well as independent third party laboratories.
Key contributor in documentation, implementation and auditing of Quality Management System (QMS) at ADNOC Refining and Nyara Energy Limited as well as British Safety Council (BSC) audit at Nyara Energy Limited.
E X P E R I E N C E
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Refining, Abu Dhabi, UAE (9years 8months)
Senior Laboratory Technician (Shift Supervisor) (March 2014 – August 2020) Laboratory Technician (December 2010 – March 2014)
Coordinating the execution of full range of laboratory analysis for quality analysis of process samples and finished product certification.
Oversee workload and activities of laboratory technicians and sample collectors to ensure completion of work within established timeline.
Collaborate with various refinery departments, including Economics and Scheduling for collection, analysis and reporting of results for unit samples, intermediate as well as finished products. T E C H N I C A L S K I L L S
Training and Mentoring
maintenance and calibration
Management System (LIMS)
C E R T I F I C A T I O N S
IRCA approved Lead Auditor
for ISO 17025:2017
IRCA approved Lead Auditor
for ISO 9001:2015
L A B O R A T O R Y C H E M I S T ( O I L & G A S ) E X P E R I E N C E c o n t i n u e d
Reviewing and ensuring that the approved sampling schedules and product specifications are updated in LIMS.
Approve the calibration of instruments and standardization of chemicals performed by laboratory technicians.
Efficiently operate, calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory instruments and equipment. Maintain instrument quality control to ensure the accuracy of results.
Lead, train and mentor laboratory technicians and senior laboratory technicians to efficiently operate and maintain laboratory instruments.
Ensure all HSE&F procedures are followed by laboratory technicians and sample collectors under supervision by making them aware regarding existing or any new procedures by conducting safety talks.
Identifying the requirement of laboratory instruments and required infrastructure for future projects and subsequent involvement in the purchasing of new equipment.
Direct team efforts and provided technical assistance during abnormal unit operation, unit startup, and shutdown, including conducting experimental studies to identify causes of problems affecting product quality.
Review and approve the analysis of ASTM International laboratories Crosscheck Program (ILCP) and other Round Robin Tests prior to reporting.
Review existing sampling and instrument calibration schedule in LIMS and make necessary updates when necessary.
Nyara Energy Limited (Previously Essar Oil Limited), Jamnagar, India (4years 4 months)
Assistant Manager (July 2009 – November 2010)
Officer (July 2007 – June 2009)
Trainee (July 2006 – June 2007)
Key contributor in installation and commissioning of new laboratory equipment during the refinery startup phase.
Preparation of standards for primary calibration and secondary quality control checks of laboratory instruments.
Preparation of chemicals and reagents and their standardization used in wet analysis.
Ensured optimal laboratory performance by conducting analysis and reporting of ASTM ILCP samples and other local inter-laboratory samples.
Constantly contributed to the certification of refinery finished products to ensure alignment with national and international specifications as per domestic, international or military clientele requirements.
Efficiently analyze and report refinery raw materials and process intermediate samples following a strict sample schedule and reporting the results through LIMS.